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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"Victoria was very helpful with questions that I asked by e-mail & phone calls in the days before leaving for her house in Costa Rica.I was unsure of our arrival time so mentioned between 4pm and 5pm, Victoria's Sister was there waiting for us when we arrived.The GPS we rented with the car was very helpful in finding the home and the lion statue outside the house two doors down.One thing to remember is that besides the lion statue you will be looking for the garage door of the home and not a view of the house front. Once we realized that after looking at the instructions again the home was spotted right away.Victoria's Sister actually met us at the front court yard door and opened the garage door for us to drive the car into the garage area.The home was visibly clean and smelled fresh, a lovely home. Victoria's Sister showed us what was needed, keys and locking of doors, internet equipment and phone numbers for Victoria and her brother Guillermo. Guillermo called while we were there asking how everything was going for us, which was great.The internet stopped once but by unplugging the power cord, waited a minute then plugging the power cord back in. The internet worked fine again. Having the internet supplied was a very nice. The front room and dining room was spacious. Kitchen area was open with nice appliances, washing machine was easy accessible.Bath room was nice with a large tiled shower area, the complete house floors were nicely tiled. The back yard was nice for sitting with beautiful flowers and humming birds visiting regularly.There is a covered area in the back yard and the thing to remember here is that there are clothes drying lines also. Move your clothes there under cover before day trips in case of afternoon rains. The main bedroom had plenty of closet and drawer space for clothes, second room a nice chest of drawers.We felt very secure in the house.We did day trips away from the house to La Fortuna, Puntarenas, Jaco beach, Manual Antonia and La Paz waterfall. All great places to see. Poas and Arenal volcano was clouded in. We contemplated a trip across the Gulf of Nicoya by ferry but would need to leave earlier in the morning. Access to Alajuela, San Jose and the Airport is very easy and fast with GPS help.We ate lunch at the restaurant "Las Delicias Del Maiz" easy drive from the house, very good.The home had the feel of being out in the country yet close to town. A very good experience and would recommend the home for renting."
Guest: Steven R.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 16, 2015
"Our vacation started off smoothly thanks to Allan. He booked all our excursions and also a driver(Louis) to pick us up at the airport and transport to excursions. The grounds were impeccable and the house was beautiful with a stunning view of rainforest, arenal lake, and arenal volcano. Our first night we paid for the chef to cook our evening meal which was delicious!! Our second night we walked to Agustino's (down the hill) and had another fantastic dinner. Our last night, we had the cook come again and we were not disappointed! Breakfast is included with your stay and Polly the parrot will join the group. We zip lined and did the river drift with Sky Trek. The next day we traveled to La Fortuna to whitewater raft with wave expedition. We had the best time and loved it. Wish we would of stayed longer. I will definitely recommend staying at Birdsong to family and friends. Thank you Allan!!"
Guest: kathy w.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 9, 2015
"We have stayed at many VRBO's and this by far is our favorite. Barry and Claudia are great people and helped make this trip very memorable. Aad and Marian are a sweet couple who did everything they could to make our stay comfortable. I would highly recommend having them pick you up from the airport - that made the first day so much easier (and it would be difficult to find Casa Dos Leones on your own for the first time). The views are incredible. The home is very modern and had everything we could have wanted. The location was perfect, close enough for many easy day trips with enough time at the end of the day to enjoy the home, pools and views. We rented a car and driving was easy enough, but you must add the GPS in your rental, we could not have done it without it. Beside the fact that this home is everything (and more) than the description states, Barry, Claudia, Aad, and Marian are the most helpful and kind people you could ask for. They gave us excellent suggestions, tips, ideas, and information to make our stay very comfortable and memorable. They were quick to answer any of our questions and all of their suggestions are right on. When we go back to Atenas, this will be our #1 choice for a rental. Thank you Barry, Claudia, Aad and Marian - you are wonderful people and your help and home made our vacation a true paradise. Anyone who choses to rent this home will not be disappointed."
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 27, 2015
"My wife and I had a wonderful three month stay in Costa Rica, January through March in 2015.
We stayed in three different locations and enjoyed our time at Hisano’s more than anywhere else. It is centrally located in Costa Rica, just outside Atenas, on an excellent bus route, about 20 minutes to Town for a cost of 350 colonies, about 75 cents. We used Hisano’s as a base and travelled frequently to San Jose for the symphony and museum experiences, as well as to the Pacific coast beaches, down to Jaco and Quepos/Manual Antonio National Park...we did day trips as well as overnight adventures.
We rented the bungalow at Hisano’s and found it to be immaculate...this is rare in Costa Rica. The insects were controlled regularly through weekly maid service and included fresh linens and a thorough cleaning. The cabina is fully equipped, with two ample bedrooms, large living/dining room area, great kitchen, adequate bathroom, huge covered patio area with table, chairs and a hammock that I couldn’t keep my wife out of. It is modern, bright white tile throughout, attractively decorated inside with Wi-Fi and a cd player. There was no cable TV but we enjoyed Netflicks and other programming through our computers, so not a big deal especially when you consider local programming.
The grounds surrounding the accommodation are beautiful and well maintained, even throughout the dry season, so the hundreds of plants carefully selected and planted by Hisano herself were always green and blooming. Most other places the grass is brown and plants suffering a bit from the lack of rain.
The pool is a short walk down the path and was small but adequate in size and always immaculate.
You will find Hisano herself to be a warm and welcoming host who respects your privacy but is always there when you need her and is always willing to help.
We enjoyed our stay immensely and would recommend this accommodation to anyone."
Guest: BrianDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 13, 2015